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The details of over 100 million of the the bank's customers were leaked online The post Regulator Slams Poor Cloud Migration Risk Management, as Capital One Fined $80M For Data Breach appeared first on Computer Business Review.
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NASA has announced that its OSIRIS-REx mission has one final step to complete before it can perform its planned touchdown on asteroid Bennu. The space agency plans to perform this final step — a second rehearsal of the entire touchdown sequence — on August 11, this one similar to the Checkpoint rehearsal it performed back in April. This upcoming rehearsal … Continue reading
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Erin Lefevre/NurPhoto via Getty Images AMC Theaters faced its “most challenging quarter in the company’s 100-year history,” but CEO Adam Aron is trying to look forward, using the company’s second quarter earnings call today to address how AMC is going to compete in a streaming-focused world. AMC announced last week that it struck a groundbreaking deal with Universal Pictures that would let the studio place films on digital rental services like iTunes or Amazon just 17 days after they hit theaters. Aron confirmed on the call that if Universal decides to take advantage of the shorter window, those movies will continue to play in theaters. There was confusion last week as to whether AMC would pull its films completely after 17 days or just offer people both options. Prior to... Continue reading…
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Conservatives have long accused social media platforms of being politically biased. A new report suggests they might be right — but not in the way they claim. The Tech Transparency Report (TTP) found that Instagram pushed searches about Joe Biden towards negative hashtags about the former vice president, but blocked them for President Trump. The action was apparently triggered by Instagram‘s related hashtags, which direct users to content related to their previous hashtag searches. TTP compared searches for 20 popular hashtags about the presidential candidates. It found that all the related hashtags were disabled for searches about Trump, but appeared for searches… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram
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The Trump administration announced a broad plan on Wednesday to block Chinese software from being used on US devices and keep US data off Chinese cloud services. The plan mirrors China's "great firewall" that prevents people in China from accessing most US websites and apps. While the Trump administration's announcement rocked the world of tech, Silicon Valley leaders have long braced for a "splinternet" that could replace the world wide web with locally contained networks. Others, like former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, have previously predicted a bifurcated internet, split between China's internet and the rest of the world. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We're closer to a "splinternet" than ever before. Tech leaders have long warned that the world wide web could come to an end if nation-states across the globe wall off other countries' websites and products — and a new plan proposed by the Trump administration on Wednesday takes the US one more step in that direction. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the US is planning a "Clean Network" program that would ban Chinese apps from US app stores and block US tech companies from storing data on China-owned cloud services. It's the latest escalation in an ongoing dispute between the US and China and follows President Donald Trump's threat to ban TikTok if it isn't sold to a US company by its Beijing-based owner. Pompeo's plan mirrors China's "great firewall," which blocks people in China from accessing most US websites and grants the Chinese government broad powers to regulate and censor online content within its borders. Russia has similarly experimented with building an internet that can be shut off from the rest of the world, and countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia, and North Korea already censor online content from other countries. The splinternet isn't a new idea — but it's becoming more of a reality While the Trump administration's plan would mark an unprecedented step away from a free and open global internet, Silicon Valley has anticipated a Balkanized splinternet for years. Early tech bloggers like Doc Searls and Stephen Lewis began theorizing about a splinternet as early as 2008, noting that the free and open ideals that built the world wide web are increasingly at odds with the political agendas of governments across the globe. Lewis noted at the time that companies like Apple and Google seemed perfectly willing to modify their products to fit various governments' regulations rather than advocate for a neutral, global internet. He noted that Apple willingly removed NPR shows from its iTunes podcast library in countries that banned the station. "[Governments] still carve up the world according to geopolitical entities and borders defined between the late-eighteenth century and the mid-twentieth and gerrymander services and access accordingly.  Apparently, so does Apple.  Apple's method of 'appliancing' country-by-country reinforces anachronistic borders and undermines the potential of the internet to transcend past divisions," Lewis wrote. A splinternet or a bifurcated internet? Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has predicted that the internet as we know it will split in the future — but Schmidt says it's less useful to imagine a "splintered" internet than a separation between China and the rest of the world. "I think the most likely scenario now is not a splintering, but rather a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet led by America," Schmidt said in 2018. Schmidt himself now advises the Pentagon and serves as a liaison between many Silicon Valley companies and the US military. "If you look at China ... the scale of the companies that are being built, the services being built, the wealth that is being created is phenomenal. Chinese Internet is a greater percentage of the GDP of China, which is a big number, than the same percentage of the US, which is also a big number," he added. Schmidt predicts that, while America's allies could keep using the same internet as the US, other countries are likely to adopt China's infrastructure — especially the roughly 70 countries across Asia, Africa, and Europe that have preexisting infrastructure deals with China.  Pompeo's announcement included calls to shore up a similar partnership between US allies, urging them "to join the growing tide to secure our data from the CCP's surveillance state and other malign entities." The State Department said in a statement that more than 30 countries have already been designated by Washington as "Clean Countries."SEE ALSO: The first app using Apple and Google's COVID-19 contact tracing tech in the US is about to launch Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: 7 secrets about Washington, DC landmarks you probably didn't know
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Shares of Meituan have recovered amid rebounding offline business activity and China's gradually improving economic conditions.
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Public and voluntary sector welcome to buy from framework agreement winners Its place names may sometimes be unpronounceable to the rest of the world, but money talks in Wales. The local National Procurement Service (NPS) has named the winners of a £300m framework deal for a public sector shopping trolley of IT services, hardware, software and consulting.…
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The New York and California attorneys general, along with the Federal Trade Commission, plan to investigate Amazon’s online Marketplace platform, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. The agencies are going to interview witnesses jointly on conference calls over the next few weeks, in what Bloomberg suggests may be the beginnings of a formal antitrust enforcement action following last week’s landmark Big Tech antitrust hearing. The news comes after intense questioning over Amazon’s Marketplace practices during the hearing. Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) asked CEO Jeff Bezos whether its actions toward Marketplace sellers was a pattern of behavior. She played testimony from a third-party bookseller who believed Amazon had blocked their store,... Continue reading…
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The Eyes software shows the spacecraft's location in real time
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Panasonic is Tesla's leading cell provider, and more energy in the cells means longer driving ranges and potentially smaller batteries altogether.
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There's no Snapdragon 765G in sight, but there are plenty of camera sensors on both.
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Oppo has announced the Reno 4 Pro for international release. It’s a mid-range phone that isn’t a million miles away from sister company OnePlus’ new Nord in specs, design, and pricing. The Reno 4 Pro has a matte back panel with a gradient design and a glossy finish on the quad camera bump. It feels very thin and light by today’s standards, at 7.7mm thick and 161g. The camera bump bears the legend “INNOVATIVE QUADCAM” in capital letters, which is a pretty amusing thing to write on a camera bump, but otherwise this is an attractive device. The phone looks good from the front, too, with a 6.5-inch 90Hz 1080p AMOLED screen with the slightest of curves on the edges. Unlike other curved screens, this panel doesn’t stretch right... Continue reading…
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Acura made the power estimate official as it prepares to tackle Pikes Peak.
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In May, we saw the arrival of the first viral hoax of the COVID-19 era: “Plandemic,” a meandering 26-minute video which falsely asserted that vaccines “weaken” people’s immune systems and that wearing a mask would “activate” the coronavirus. Despite the best efforts of Facebook and YouTube, a single upload of “Plandemic” got 7.1 million views before it was removed. As I wrote at the time, the problem was not that the platforms were ignoring the video — it was that, at their scale, even the few hours it took them to research the issue were enough for “Plandemic” to get all the way around the world. “It likely won’t be the last piece of harmful misinformation about COVID-19 that becomes a blockbuster,” I wrote back then. “And when the... Continue reading…
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(City University London) New research from Professor Feng Li, Chair of Information Management at City's Business School has outlined three new approaches that digital innovators can take to reduce the risk of failure and seize competitive advantage in the industry.
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The world of fintech moves fast, with no-name startups turning into fintech darlings with billion-dollar valuations seemingly overnight. In an effort to stay on the cutting edge, Business Insider polled 27 fintech investors to find out which startups are on the cusp of breaking out.  Investors were able to to nominate startups both inside and out of their portfolio, with the one caveat being the startup couldn't have raised beyond a Series B.  The submissions were wide-ranging, touching on everything from personal finance to bill pay to data management.  One interesting trend was the favoritism investors showed towards fintechs addressing businesses, not consumers, needs. Of the 60 fintechs, over 63% would classify as B2B.  Subscribe now to see the top B2B and B2C fintechs that are primed to take off: 22 fintechs that VCs and big investors say are on the brink of becoming household names Early-stage investing is a risky market, especially when it comes to the startups going direct to the consumer, where customer acquisition is everything. But for all the risks the market poses, the rewards are high, too. Some of the biggest winners in the wake of the coronavirus have been fintechs addressing people's needs. Robinhood, which has seen massive growth as market volatility continues, is now valued at $8.3 billion after its most recent funding round in May. Meanwhile, other personal finance apps like Chime and Stash have also seen record sign-up numbers recently.  Investors say these 38 fintechs are the next generation of breakout B2B stars, following in the footsteps of Stripe and Plaid When it comes to early-stage investing, any investor will tell you that there's more risk. That said, there's also more reward for backers willing to bet on a young company. And while direct-to-consumer startups like Robinhood and Chime often draw much of the attention in the fintech ecosystem, startups that deal directly with businesses have enjoyed some significant success recently. Look no further than Plaid, which is in the process of being acquired by Visa for $5.3 billion, or Stripe, whose latest funding round put it just shy of a $36 billion valuation. SEE ALSO: Here's how 44 insiders at powerful banks, buzzy startups, and big investors are thinking about financial innovation — and why the term 'fintech' may be on its last legs SEE ALSO: 4 top VCs explain why Stripe, Square, and Finix are going to be big winners in a post-COVID-19 world Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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Be careful about bunking off when you're billing your hours to a government A now-former Raytheon systems engineer will spend the next year and a half behind bars for taking home secret US government blueprints and paperwork, against security procedures, all because he seemingly liked taking Fridays off.…
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The ability to generate insights from data in real time is a vital asset in the fight against Covid-19.
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(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Ashion Analytics today announced a partnership with Elevation Oncology, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focused on the matching of patients with tumors harboring an NRG1 gene fusion identified using Ashion's proprietary GEM ExTra® test with CRESTONE, a registration-directed Phase 2 study sponsored by Elevation Oncology. NRG1 gene fusions are a rare genomic alteration implicated as a driver of tumorigenesis and growth across many types of solid tumors, including lung, breast, pancreatic, ovarian, and colorectal cancers.
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Samsung will reveal the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Note 20 series, Galaxy Beans, and Galaxy Watch 3 on August 5. However, ... The post Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip 5G pricing leaked ahead of the launch appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Curated trail maps are sharable and work online or offline through Sync 4.
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Financial bod suggests this will go nowhere, which is just what Dell's share price is doing, dammit! +Analysis  Dell this week announced it is exploring a sale of the 81 percent chunk of VMware it owns and that is not publicly traded.…
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The production facility for the Model Y is in the early stages of construction
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Redis founder Salvatore Sanfilippo hadn’t run up against term limits. No one was demanding he stop leading the project, and he wasn’t struggling to keep Redis innovating. But on June 30, 2020, Sanfilippo announced the “end of the Redis adventure” for him. Effective immediately, he relinquished his lead maintainer role, saying “I don’t really know what there is for me in my future,” except to “just look around... without doing too many things.”Despite (or, rather, because of) being the face of Redis for over 10 years, Sanfilippo was done. He needed a break. While Sanfilippo’s departure only affects the Redis community, the reasons have far broader implications.To read this article in full, please click here
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For the first time, Nasa has now revealed the prices to be paid for the svenskamerikanskan, Jessica Meir, and the other astronauts ' voyages.in a report, the U.S. rymdstyrelse criticism, in order to favour the lower of Boeing.for a number Of years, and especially since the space shuttles were retired in 2011, the united states has been forced to purchase transport of passengers to and from the space of the Russian federation.And it's not a cheap story.as of 2006, rates have ranged from 21 million to 86 million u.s. dollars (200-830 millions of dollars at today's exchange rate) for a single round-trip.Nasa has in the past complained about the fact that the Russian Industry will take rövarpriser, and also has a security policy and a national pride to take into account in its efforts to develop a domestic option.
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The Jülich supercomputer JUWELS will have a big brother, a so-called booster module, as Forschungszentrum Jülich, Atos, and ParTec have agreed.It is designed as a Franco-German project together with NVIDIA and Mellanox using the co-design process.This is equivalent to 70 trillion computing operations per second or the power of more than 300,000 modern PCs - no computer in Europe currently calculates faster.The "Jülich Wizard for European Leadership Science", JUWELS for short, follows the novel principle of the modular supercomputing architecture developed in Jülich.By far the largest of these modules is the forthcoming booster module equipped with graphics processors, which can be used to process large amounts of data and particularly compute-intensive program parts in parallel with maximum efficiency - for example for large-scale simulations or machine learning.When the first module of JUWELS was installed, not all the components needed to build the booster were available on the market.
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A treasure trove of fossils that includes dinosaur bones, bird feathers and the first presence of feathered dinosaurs beyond the southern polar circle has been discovered in Australia.A team of researchers analyzed 10 fossil feathers found, including "tufted hair-like 'proto-feathers' from meat-eating dinosaurs, together with downy body feathers, and wing feathers from primitive birds that would have been used for flight," according to a statement accompanying the study."Dinosaur skeletons and even the fragile bones of early birds have been found at ancient high-latitudes before.Yet, to date, no directly attributable integumentary remains have been discovered to show that dinosaurs used feathers to survive in extreme polar habitats," said the study's lead author, Benjamin Kear, in a statement.WORLD'S OLDEST CARNIVOROUS DINOSAUR FOUND"These Australian fossil feathers are therefore highly significant because they came from dinosaurs and small birds that were living in a seasonally very cold environment with months of polar darkness every year," Kear added.
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